University of Houston-Victoria

International Programs

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

What is DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)?

On June 15, 2012, President Obama announced that the U.S. government would not deport certain undocumented immigrants who came to the United States when they were children. Eligible individuals were able to apply for and given a type of temporary permission to stay in the U.S. called "deferred action." Deportation action was deferred for two years, subject to renewal for an additional two years. Students under DACA are considered by DHS (Department of Homeland Security) to be lawfully present in the United States during the period of deferred action.

UHV Assistance to DACA students

  • Admissions and enrollment guidance and advising 
  • TAFSA Assistance and financial planning
  • Scholarship and grant assistance (if available)
  • Academic advising and assistance 
  • Career Services and Counseling 

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Here is a list of websites where you can get more information about DACA:

Scholarships for DACA Students:

Resources for DACA students in Texas